Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
broadly written and ambiguousus that prosecutors, like steve heineman, who just want, as i said earlier, just won a notch on their belts, can throw the book or to charge someone with 35 years in prison for miley and considered behavior -- mildly consideand consider behavior. why does someone like steve heineman have the power to do this, unbridled power? why would you charge someone with up to 35 years in prison if he actually think all the desert is six months as the plea deal suggested? this happens to people every day and must have your resources than aaron and much less support, and don't have the option necessarily of even considering hiring a lawyer and going to try all over the course of two years and are forced to take the plea deals when they're not guilty or the plea deals are completely unjust. when a broad criminal justice reform in this country. we incarcerate more people per capita than any other country in the world. we do not have lower crime rates because of it. there is justice and there is justice. right now our system does not promote justice. our system is punitive.
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
? texas republican steve stockman has threatened impeachment in the event the president uses the executive actions to limit gun- control. he said to attack the president's actions are not just an attack on the constitution and a violation of his sworn the oath of office, they are a direct attack on americans that placed all of us in danger." >> you know, still reviewing all of those 19 steps, but it was positive to see the administration is looking at every option they can, what they can do with and without legislation to help reduce the impact and the toll of gun violence in this country. i think the president has been serious about this. a large number proposals go a long way. i think he realizes there are many ways to tackle a problem, not just one thing we can do that is going to save everybody's life. he understands there are many steps we can take. i think it speaks to the seriousness of the president on this issue and is encouraging -- like i said, will help get more people involved when we have it from the leadership of this country. >> and also the possibility of impeachment. expl
Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
can set it on fire. steve lipsky said -- a u.s. soldier accused of massacring 16 afghan civilians in march has been ordered to undergo a sanity review before his lawyers can wage a defense based on his mental health. staff sergeant robert bales deferred entering a plea thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty. he is accused of killing nine children and seven adults during a nighttime attack on two villages in kandahar province. lawyers say bales, who served four tours in iraq and afghanistan, may have suffered a traumatic brain injury and ptsd. attorney john henry browne discussed the mental state of john bales -- robert bales. >> he is a strong person but i think he would agree with what i said, he feels abandoned by the army. >> a u.s. marine is facing a likely demotion in rank after pleading guilty to urinating on the corpse of a man in afghanistan. staff sergeant edward deptola was charged after video emerged in july 2011 showing u.s. soldiers urinating on dead afghans. deptola admitted he failed to supervise other marines, saying -- "i was in a position to stop